Sandvine, a Waterloo-based provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced it has successfully deployed video optimization at American companies nTelos Wireless with partner Mobixell. Sandvine’s patented divert technology has been successfully integrated with leading video optimization vendors and has been selected for six deployments worldwide in the last year alone.
Sandvine’s traffic classification provides granular insight into applications running on operator networks. Accurately identifying traffic is a critical first step in optimizing video. Unlike certain competitive solutions, Sandvine’s granular identification and patented divert technology create efficiencies in the optimization process and reduce traffic latency by diverting only relevant video traffic into third-party optimizers.
“The Sandvine intelligence layer gives us critical insight into our network so we can maintain the quality of experience our customer’s value,” said Dan Meenan, vice president-engineering, nTelos Wireless. “nTelos has a reputation of providing high-quality broadband and this solution will help enhance the integrity of our services.”
Sandvine’s products extend beyond optimization and take into consideration video quality metrics. Sandvine is the only Network Policy Control vendor that can provide quality metrics on streaming video such as duration, display characteristics and transport quality.
“With YouTube comprising up to 25% of mobile network usage, maintaining video quality is top priority for operators today,” said Tom Donnelly. “Video is multi-faceted and several characteristics need to be managed to maintain the quality of experience for the viewer as well as other subscribers sharing the network.”